Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: My New Big Ottoman (Plus Vet Update)

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Hello everyone, thanks once again for stopping by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am always thankful to each of you for joining us! Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today I really am thankful for my new big ottoman. I say mine, but most of us kitties do use it and Simon and I have even shared it. I’m no small kitty and you can see how much room I still have. It really is soft and comfy with oodles of room to stretch out.

Seal hasn’t taken a liking to the new big ottoman yet. She isn’t afraid of it, she just doesn’t linger here. She doe like to share the new big share chair with our Mom though. When the Mom is sitting in the new big share chair she goes bouncing right across the new big ottoman to get to Mom. She is a funny one!

VET UPDATE: I’m so thankful that so many of you keep sending me well wishes, I love you too. We got the results back on my pending labs/tests, etc. All is pretty much the same and I do have early Stage 2 CKD and it looks more and more like I have either IBD or Lymphoma. So, in order to try and find our for certain, if there is such a thing, I will be having an endoscopic biopsy on Thursday, September 2nd. We will get the results back about a week after that. Yes, I’ll paw out my Thankful Thursday post that day like I usually do.

So what are you thankful for today??? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Anne M Robinson
1 month ago

Fun new furnishings at your place. Yay! Praying for you and hoping all your tests are have good results. You just kick back and enjoy. HUGS across the miles to all of you.

messymimi
messymimi
1 month ago

Lots of hugs to you, i pray for good results. We’re thankful the rain didn’t last too long.

meowmeowmans
1 month ago

We can see why you’re loving that ottoman time, Brian. Funny how Seal bounds over it to get to the share chair. 🙂

We’ll keep right on purring and praying for some good test results, dear pal. We love you lots!

angiesrecipes
1 month ago

That does look very soft and comfy! Hope everything turn out fine, Brian.

Peppylady(Dora)
1 month ago

And they’re room for some us human.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Einstein
1 month ago

That is a really fine ottoman Brian. I would love one at our house but Dads wheelie chair would Bump into it. We have been sending lots of purrs and prayers your way and hope things work out. Darn our kitty kidneys they give so many of us problems.

easyweimaraner
1 month ago

we will cross all paws for that day and we hope there are good news to share after… all the good luck dear brian…

Summer
1 month ago

Paws crossed you get some answers with the endoscopy, Brian.

Memories of Eric and Flynn

That is a lovely ottoman, Brian. I am keeping you in my thoughts for good test results. My vet once told me that the average age for a cat used to be 10 years, but with modern medicine they can double that. He said that the problem is that the kidneys don’t keep up so need a helping hand.

Teddy
1 month ago

That is a FABULOUS ottoman for napping – you can roll around without worrying about falling off! We will hope for the very best outcome from your tests dear Brian….we will continue to send you POTP as long as you need it. Promise!

Love, Teddy

Zoolatry
1 month ago

We sort of know that “whatever will be, will be”, and yet dear Brian, our paws are together that what will be in your doctor-vet’s reports will “be all good”. For that we’ll be most thankful, every day.

Madison
1 month ago

We keep sending you GBGV hugs and hope they can figure out what is ailing you and get you a good recovery plan.

Katie Isabella
1 month ago

I’m thankful for you, Brian. I have to tell you that mom and I truly love all of you, and I also have to say that you have a place in our hearts, particularly. Ever since we read your story.

Katie Isabella
1 month ago

And Brian, thank you again for wearing your hate in your header picture. It would not be the same without you in your masculine -as-you-are hat~

Derry and the biped
1 month ago

We’re glad you enjoy that new ottoman, Brian! We’re continuing to purr and purrayer for you and hope the upcoming ordeal will be over quickly. ♥

Purrseidon
Purrseidon
1 month ago

Oh meow is me, Brian dear furiend, an  endoscopic biopsy?!? That sounds alarming!!! I, for one don’t tolerate the thermometer, so I don’t think our v e t would ever dream of such a diagnostic procedure for me.,,, I hope whatever the problem is gets diagnosed and cured a s a p.

Lucy and Xena
1 month ago

Wow, we wish we had a new Otto Man. Our old one died and Dad took it to the Otto Man cemetery for a proper burial. Today we are going to be thankful in advance for the best possible diagnosis next week for you, Brian. XOX Xena and Lucy

The Florida Furkids
1 month ago

That’s a pawsome ottoman! We’re sending purrs and prayers for a good result from your tests.

Jen
Jen
1 month ago

I’m thankful for good veterinary care for you and for all. I am still pulling for you!

Ellen Pilch
Ellen Pilch
1 month ago

Brian, I am sorry you have to go through more tests. I am praying for you. Do you take any meds for nausea? Cerenia works great, if you are not on it, please have your dad ask for some. Thank you for hosting. XO

Ducky & Bogie's Mom
1 month ago

Oh my goodness, Brian. We continue to send prayers, POTP, and positive vibes that the endoscopic biopsy will reveal nothing but good news.

Sandee
1 month ago

It’s good that most of you love the new ottoman. That’s a good thing.

Prayers continue that your test will have good results. Sometimes you get to the biopsy and find that you worried for nothing.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect and healthy Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around and my best to your peeps. ♥

lapaylor
lapaylor
1 month ago

I hope the diagnosis is good news because it can be treated… enjoy the ottoman it looks nice and big

Cecilia Upchurch
1 month ago

Brian I’m thankful to have such a sweet kit kat family on my friend’s list.
Always sending hugs and purrs to each and everyone.
Cecilia

Millie & Walter
1 month ago

You sure can stretch out on that ottoman, Brian. We are keeping our paws crossed for you as you have more tests and hope the results will be favorable.

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
1 month ago

Sending prayers and purrs. That looks like a great place to lay. My kitties would love that.

The Creative Cat
1 month ago

Hoping for positive results while you enjoy Otto!

Catscue
1 month ago

Brian, I’m glad you are home on your ottoman and getting comfy. We’re doubling up on our POTP and sending it your way sweet boy. Get better sweetie, you are very much loved in the world, please know that.

A ShutterBug Explores
1 month ago

More places to enjoy for you kitties ~ and sending lots of healing energy wishes ~ for the sweet fur person ~ Mom and Dad will help you I am sure ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lisa
1 month ago

Wow! That is a big ottoman! Looks like there might be plenty of room for sharing. I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis and hope there might be therapies and treatments for it. Hope you have a purrfect weekend. X

Leah
1 month ago

The ottoman is a nice place for you to stretch out and you look good and comfy, Brian. The kitties and I are purring for you to have good results from your test next week and send POPT too.

Cathy Kennedy
1 month ago

Brian,

Thanks for the update. Saying pawryers the least of these evils is the culprit for your unwellness. They say the body does its repair work while we sleep so get lots of catnaps on that new bed now! Hugs to you little furriend!

Sweet Purrfections
1 month ago

Sending purrs for your biopsy next week

Diane
Diane
1 month ago

Senior cats and lymphoma, CKD and thyroid issues seem to be almost commonplace of course Brian’s early detection will hopefully lead to a positive biopsy results. Prayers for our Big Guy Brian.

Meezer'sMews&Terrieristical Woofs

That sure is a BIG ottoman!! I think our pups would find it to be comfy too!

Sendung pawyers and POTP for that next step in getting a diagnoses. May it go well, and may the results not be too scary to hear.

Annabelle
1 month ago

That is a terrific ottoman for you to get a good nap on, and we will continue to purr for you and hope for the best possible test results.

Bell Fur Zoo
1 month ago

Oh dat are a nice snoozin’ spot!! Sending pawrayers fur you dat all goes well next week.

xoxo,
Matilda & Matt

Eastside Cats
1 month ago

Brian, we are purring for you, handsome!
That ottoman needs you to nap on for a long time yet.

Indulgedfurries
1 month ago

Your new ottoman is a perfect size for you to stretch out on. Purrs that your procedure next week goes well and you get good news.

The LLB Gang
1 month ago

Now that is one big ottoman! We never realized what a big kitty cat you are Brian!!
xoxo,
Arty and the Gang

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
1 month ago

dood….st francis iz all wayz on de reddy….blessingz two ewe buddy….and ya noe, that ottoz man iz bigger than de food servizz gurlz car !!!

Mickey's Musings
1 month ago

That is a pawsome ottoman Brian and you look SO comfy on it too 🙂
I will be sending positive vibes to you when you go for your test!!!
Until then, just relax!!!
Purrs, Julie  

Mary McNeil
Mary McNeil
1 month ago

Brian we continue sending you purrayers and POTP and to your furmily and humans too. We know from experience with our own Oscar that CKD has many ways to be treated and know your doctors will be doing their best for you.

Ananka
1 month ago

That looks so comfy! Prayers and purrs for you xx

Królowa Karo
1 month ago

Today I am grateful for the kind people around 🙂

Jen
Jen
1 month ago

First time here! =D I could see our cats stretching out on that ottoman! Praying and sending good vibes for the test results! Oh, and my Lil pic broke on the linky. Not sure how to fix that.

The OP Pack
The OP Pack
1 month ago

Lookslike plenty of room on that big ottoman for you to have some company. We would love a big cushy spot like that.

It sounds like you have a lot going on in that handsome body, Brian. We hope whatever the final verdict may be that it is manageable by meds and of course, lots of loving care from Mom and Dad. All paws crossed for you.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Patricia
1 month ago

You do look comfy on that big ottoman. Sorry that you have to have another test, but it is needed to find what needs to be done, to help you feel better. Keeping positive thoughts and prayers for you.

Melissa & Mudpie
1 month ago

Enjoy that cozy ottoman, sweetie! Sending bucket loads of purrs and prayers your way.

Cathy Keisha
1 month ago

You sure that’s not a day bed? It may be bigger than our sofa. Sending you healing purrz. I wish you wouldn’t have to go through that whole biopsy thing. Nothing good ever comes from those tests.

Marv and Mom
1 month ago

Hi Guys! That is one big ottoman! Brian it makes you look small! And I got to say we are purrraying the the new tests give you terrific results! Everyone has such terrific thankfuls!

Create With Joy
1 month ago

Your new ottoman looks so cozy! Everyone wants a place on our not so new one (you know who wins out!)

Feel better… enjoy your parent’s TLC! 🙂

Jan K
1 month ago

Wow, that IS a big ottoman! We are always thinking of you, Brian, and are hoping for the best possible results for your next round of tests. ♥

foley monster and pocket
foley monster and pocket
1 month ago

You can’t have a big enough ottorman. I am sorry that you might be sick. We are sending you lots of prayers. You are a tough cat and we believe in you.

Anne M Robinson
1 month ago

My second blog will not cooperate here to leave a message. So hello again and now how much I enjoy seeing you all here. You get to feeling better and enjoy that new ottoman. I think you have a good vet who truly cares. Rare in the world today to have anyone care for us. Don’t woory, be happy. HUGS to all

Three Chatty Cats
1 month ago

We have a bit ottoman here too and Woodrow and Harley can often be seen sharing it. Sending continued hugs for good test results.

Caren
1 month ago

Brian praying with all of my might that it isn’t lymphoma…….the biopsy isn’t invasive then, right? I am glad you have a non-invasive option. Sending tons of healing purrs and prayers……we are having something going on with Roary (started a few days ago, vomiting and loose stool)……some white dots showed up on his xray which the Vet actually wondered if it could be cat litter. He’s on an appetite stimulant and is eating…….needless to say I’m quite worried……he’s just barely a year old. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo

Stephanie B
Stephanie B
1 month ago

Prayers for your tests to have good results 😍

Darla M Sands
30 days ago

Oh, sweetie. Please take care. ~hugs~ And enjoy your cozy furniture!

Little Binky and Granny

We’re purraying real hard for you, sweet boy. Enjoy your Sunday🙏Healing Pawkisses🐾😽💞

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Brian dude, we’re sending mew oodles of healing purrs and hope that your procedure goes well this week, we will keep mew in our prayers. BTW we love your ottoman, it looks epically comfy. Today we’re thankful for full tummies, and furiends like mew ❤❤❤

The J-Cats
29 days ago

Purring and praying for you, that you get to enjoy that big, new ottoman for many, many years yet.

The Oceanside Animals
29 days ago

Charlee: “We hope it’s not lymphoma! We don’t like words that ends in ‘-oma’!”
Chaplin: “We will be keeping up the purrs for a good resolution from the vet!”
Lulu: “And I’ll keep up the fluffy tail wags!”